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The Chicago Center Appoints Legal Advocate Brady Tilghman to Board of Directors

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

For Immediate Release


Tyler Hough

(815) 579-0867

CHICAGO, IL—The Chicago Center has named legal advocate Brady Tilghman to its Board of Directors.

"Brady brings rich experience in education and law, and a shared commitment to making a difference in the world,” said “We look forward to the valuable contributions and fresh perspective he will bring to the Chicago Center." - Board Chair Kevin Hough, FA’99.


Brady Tilghman is an educator and attorney currently serving as an Assistant Attorney General at the Illinois Attorney General's Office. Before joining that Office, Brady led the Economic Justice Program at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, where he provided legal counseling, education, and policy and advocacy support to small businesses and nonprofits that advance economic development in Chicagoland’s disinvested communities. Brady also spent four years teaching middle school math and science at Chicago Public Schools, during which he served as a Fellow at the Mayor’s Office of Equity and Racial Justice, a Chicago Teachers Union delegate and committeeperson, a member of Chicago Public Schools’ Teacher Advisory Council, and a Local School Council representative at Oglesby Elementary School.

As a lawyer, Brady also spent multiple years litigating complex commercial cases at multinational law firms and managed a solo practice providing Chicagoans with affordable flat-fee transactional and litigation services. Brady received his law degree from the University of Michigan, which he attended on a Dean’s Scholarship. He received a B.S. Mechanical Engineering and B.A. English, summa cum laude, from Lafayette College, and an M.A. Teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education, where he graduated as valedictorian.

Learn more about the Chicago Center’s Board of Directors at this link.

About the Chicago Center

For more than 50 years, the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture has been leveraging the power of place and people to create transformative experiential learning experiences and internships for college students. We are building a community of critical thinkers devoted to using our talents to build a more just world. By cultivating strategies for critical thinking and cultural learning through a community-based approach, the Chicago Center prepares our alumni to be lifelong learners and change agents in communities across the globe.

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